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Letters from a Tree Pedler in 1894

When I was in my home town Milwaukee a while back, I discovered a nursery called Hawks Landscape. The company, located in the city called Wauwatosa, right outside Milwaukee, has a long history. It was founded in 1875 by Charles…

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When the Sweet Pea Was a Big Deal

We all know the sweet pea is an old-fashioned flower, still loved by many. The first sweet pea arrived in England in 1699. At the start of the twentieth century it was a most important flower to include in the…

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Who Doesn’t Like Allium?

Wherever I look I see pictures or at least a mention of allium. I guess because Fall will be here soon and that's the time you plant allium. Last week English writer and horticulturist Graham Rice mentioned on Twitter the…

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